The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for September, that theme is Photographing The Photographer. Have a look at how other members are taking on the theme here.
Last December, I went over to Gatineau to take in a Christmas fair at the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization. I photographed the Christmas tree placed overlooking the Grand Hall, and held one back for this theme, as it featured another photographer and her model.
On New Year's Day, I came up to Parliament Hill, which had been the scene of a big party the night before. A CBC reporter and videographer were prepping a story. I decided that the video camera still qualified as photographing a photographer.
I took this in January during a visit to the Ottawa Convention Centre. A photographer and a model were on the ramp leading up from the ground to the second level.
This is taken in Confederation Park during Winterlude, on the first day of the event in February. Videographers were positioned at the time from several stations, though the reporters themselves were absent. I expect this was set up to do quick spots between one of the officials and various reporters in turn.
The shelters you see in the above shot are set up for the ice sculptures. Those sculptures are irresistible to the photographer. A worker was busy with light set ups on the ladder when I took this shot of another photographer capturing the moment for posterity.
This was another Winterlude shot, taken in the evening. Web cams were set up at various spots along the length of the Rideau Canal skateway at the time, and you could go to the site and have a look at each spot. I decided to photograph one of these cameras while down at Dow's Lake. It looms like a ghost out of the night.
Also at Dow's Lake, I took these shots in May during the Canadian Tulip Festival. Photographers can always be expected to be found around the colourful tulip beds here in Commissioners Park, one of the major sites for the spring festival.
And this one was on the grounds at the Museum Of History, where a photographer was in the background while I was photographing these planters of tulips.
Here are two shots from Glowfair, an annual street festival held in the downtown core in June, a mix of art, music, and entertainment. That included lit up artificial trees that were a magnet for photographers, especially if they had someone to pose for them.
And I finish with this. Fortissimo is an event held on Parliament Hill on a weekend each July for over twenty years now, a military beat retreat sunset ceremony involving several marching bands, including two from other countries. I'll be showing this event in a post in a few days, but the photographer close by among the onlookers made this shot ideal for the theme. The group of soldiers marching out are from a reserve unit out of Hamilton.